Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Clean mobility: Commission hands 'roadmap towards clean vehicles' over to Council presidency

Clean mobility: Commission hands 'roadmap towards clean vehicles' over to Council presidency
Published on: 18/03/2019
Today, during the Automotive Industry Forum organised by the Romanian Presidency in Craiova (Romania) Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska handed over a roadmap towards clean vehicles to Mr Niculae Bădălău, Minister for Economy of Romania representing the presidency of the Council of the EU.

The roadmap, which the Commission has worked on jointly with national experts, lays out actions that Commission, EU countries and industry should take to realise a full shift to clean cars. The Juncker Commission has led the transition to low and zero-emission mobility. Three major legislative packages called ‘Europe on the Move’ and different measures to support alternative fuels, battery production and connected and automated driving build the core of the Commission efforts. The objective of today’s roadmap defines various action areas including: the efficient implementation of new type approval rules and emissions tests developed and proposed by the Commission; a quick delivery on the recalls of non-compliant cars; the creation of a cleaner car fleet by means of retro-fitting; and improved consumer information and protection. The Commission will work on the implementation of the roadmap with EU countries. The Competitiveness Council end of May will offer a platform for EU countries to exchange about the roadmap at political level. Commissioner Bieńkowska will deliver an opening address in the morning and hold a press point at 11:45. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă, Romanian Deputy Prime Minister Grațiela Gavrilescu and Romanian Minister of Economy Niculae Bădălău will also participate in the conference and deliver speeches. The Commission has published an overview of EU actions in the follow-up to the emissions scandal.